Waimea, Hawaii, USA

LifeinPursuit is a 3-piece band from Big Island, HI. They play original rock infused with tinges of blues & hip hop, and served up raw with their unique island flavor. Songs about love, being broke, life, & Pursuing a greater purpose.


The idea behind LifeinPursuit is one of constantly striving for a greater purpose, both in their lives and their music. Playing music has always been a natural pastime for the three-piece group hailing from The Big Island's Hamakua Coast. Brothers Chase and Carl Kauhane and longtime friend Ryan Higgins grew up together, and in 2009, after jamming at friend's houses and playing in church, decided to become a band officially. Since that time, they have been molding and shaping the sound that they have now come to possess. In 2013 Their song 'Sister Song' won best song at the Kauai Music Fest Songwriting competition and garnered the attention of renowned producer Rupert Hine. This was followed by a trip to LA the following year playing at BMI's 'Songwriters in The Rounds'. In 2014 the band's album 'Nickel & Dimin' It' was nominated for a Na Hoku Hanohano award.

LIP's music is best described as laid-back, rhythm-based acoustic rock with tinges of hip-hop, reggae, & blues. LIP plays mostly originals, with lyrics ranging from complex and deep-thinking to simple and playful. All three band members contribute to the songwriting process, whichs creates a unique atmosphere of verbage.

The group continues to gig at local music venues on The Big Island and neighbor Islands. They have two albums out: 'New Horizons' is their 1st album and contains a mix of mostly-acoustic originals that are both thought-provoking and fun. Their sophomore release-"Nickel & Dimin' It" (sold here)-takes on a heavier edge, with the addition of piano and distorted guitar, plus blues & rap elements. The result is a much more mature, refined album that shows the growth that has taken place in the band's members lives and writing. 

LIP is currently recording it's next single, 'What I've Learned', and is working on putting together another album in the near future. 


New Horizons (2011)

Nickel & Dimin' It (2013)

Set List

LifeinPursuit plays an even mix of originals & covers

Some of the covers that LIP plays are:

Rhythm of Love - Plain White T's

Gravity - John Mayer

Slowdancing in a Burning Room - John Mayer

Stand Tall - Dirty Heads

I'm Yours - Jason Mraz

I Won't Give Up - Jason Mraz

Knee Deep - Zach Brown Band

Flake - Jack Johnson

Upside-Down - Jack Johnson

Taylor - Jack Johnson

Rude - Magic

Freefalling - Tom Petty

Kryptonite - 3 Doors Down

Everybody's got Somebody But Me - Hunter Hayes

Stand By Me - The Temptations

Crazy Girl - Eli Young Band

My Savior My God - Aaron Shust

Drive - Incubus

Lego House - Ed Sheeran

One Day - Matisyahu